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5 Minute Devotional: Praises of God's People (Psalm 1, 100, 110)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents, 

 

This week we will look at a few psalms to see how people wrote the Book of Psalms, or songs, to God to worship Him and praise Him for who He is. Some of the psalms celebrate God’s goodness. Some of the psalms are requests by God’s people for God to provide and protect them. Still other psalms express the people’s awareness of their sin or ask God why He does what He does.

(3 minutes) READ Psalm 1, 100, 110

In the Old Testament, whenever God’s people cried out for mercy and forgiveness, praised God, or thanked Him, God heard their prayers. He promised to answer them, and He did when He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus meets our greatest need by providing salvation from sin so we can be forgiven and have eternal life.

 

Help your kids understand that God delights in hearing from us. Encourage them to be real with God in how they talk with Him and to share their joys, sorrows, and questions with Him. Remind them that God hears their prayers and that God has already given our greatest need—Jesus.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: Where do we learn to love, trust, and obey God? In the Bible.

Memory Verse: Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank God that he hears our prayers

 

5 Minute Devotional: Job (Job 1-42)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents, 

 

This week we will walk with Job through a very challenging part of his life when he lost pretty much everything he had and suffered physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We will see that God was teaching Job about trust during this time, but He was doing far more than that.

(3 minutes) READ Job 1:13-22

Job suffered and wanted a mediator—someone to bring him to God. This reminds us of Jesus, who suffered even though He had never sinned. Jesus is our Mediator. He suffered to pay the price for our sins and put an end to suffering on earth. Jesus brings us to God when we trust in Him.

 

Help your kids see the picture of Jesus in the Book of Job and to remember that they can trust God always, even when life is difficult. Encourage them to trust and remember that God is in control—always.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: Where do we learn to love, trust, and obey God? In the Bible.

Memory Verse: Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank God that he is trustworthy and always in control

 

5 Minute Devotional: Solomon Thought about Life (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents, 

This week we continue our journey through the big story of the Bible and wrap up our time with Solomon by learning about how he thought about the purpose of life and wrote about it in the Book of Ecclesiastes. 

 

(3 minutes) READ Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

Solomon discovered that apart from God, life does not make sense. God created everything, and He gives everything a purpose. Jesus gives us purpose for living. Jesus came so that we might live for Him and have full, meaningful life.

Help your kids find purpose in loving Jesus and living for Him. Remind them that Jesus gives us value and purpose in life.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: Where do we learn to love, trust, and obey God? In the Bible.

Memory Verse: Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank God that Jesus came so that we might live for Him and have a full, meaningful life

 

5 Minute Devotional: Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom (1 Kings 12:1-24)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents, 

In spite of King Solomon’s great wisdom, he was still sinful, and his sin divided the people of Israel. When Solomon’s son Rehoboam became king, the people asked for him to lead with justice and compassion, but Rehoboam listened to the bad advice of his peers and spoke harshly to the people. Because of this, the kingdom split into two: the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah.

(3 minutes) READ 1 Kings 12:1-24

King Rehoboam failed to lead God’s people perfectly. God’s people needed a better king, a perfect king! Through David’s family, God would send His own Son, Jesus Christ, to be a perfect King over God’s people forever. Jesus brings His people together and leads them back to God. Help your kids understand that Jesus is our perfect King and when we love Him andfollow Him and do what He says, we will glorify God and be part of God’s plan to bring people back to Himself through Jesus.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: Where do we learn to love, trust, and obey God? In the Bible.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank God that Jesus is our perfect king.

 

5 Minute Devotional: Solomon Built the Temple (1 Kings 8:1-21)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents, 

King David had wanted to build a temple for God, but God had a different plan. God wanted Solomon to build a temple where God could dwell with His people and where they could worship Him. God told Solomon to build a temple, and Solomon obeyed.

Because God is holy, only the priests could approach God in the temple—and only if they followed specific instructions. Ordinary people had no direct access to the holy presence of God. Jesus changed all that. By His death on the cross, Jesus took away our sin. We can approach God intimately and individually when we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.

(3 minutes) READ 1 Kings 8:1-21

Help your kids see how the temple shows the holiness of God and how we are separated from Him because of our sin. Remind them that the temple also points toward Jesus who came to bring us to God when we trust in Him.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: Where do we learn to love, trust, and obey God? In the Bible.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank God that Jesus is our way to meet with God.